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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales - Oliver Sacks This one, thank goodness, I was able to find in the bookstore. Oliver Sacks seems to be a popular one, as I keep seeing his books all over the place as well as being mentioned in other books I am reading!). I have always enjoyed reading medical case studies, and learning about the peculiarities of the mind. This book happily engaged my curiosity. Each story was about a person Sacks encountered in his practice as a neurologist, and their strange neurological conditions. The man whose story became the title of the book was a great lead-in to the rest of these mysterious and intriguing tales. A man who can no longer recognize anything or anyone visually, but only by their “music”? A woman whose epileptic seizures made her hear music from her (long forgotten) childhood in Ireland? People who don’t understand words, but only their MEANING when spoken, and vice versa? Fascinating! I don’t think I can ever get enough of the mysteries of being human.